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Can Weed Make You a BETTER Driver?

Debunking Myths about Driving under the Influence of Marijuana The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 says that it is against the law for anyone in the US to use or have cannabis for any reason. Under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), cannabis is a Schedule I substance, which means it has a high potential for [...]

By |January 19th, 2023|Drugs, Marijuana, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can Weed Make You a BETTER Driver?

What Happens When a CDL Driver Fails a Drug Test?

When a CDL Fails a Drug Test, He Is Prohibited From Doing More Than You Think Simply put, when a CDL driver fails a drug test, he must be immediately removed from performing safety-sensitive functions (i.e., driving CMVs) until successful completion of the return-to-duty process with a DOT-qualified substance abuse professional, and a negative [...]

By |December 27th, 2022|Blog, DOT Drug Testing|Comments Off on What Happens When a CDL Driver Fails a Drug Test?

Driver Background Screening Required for Motor Carriers

It is the job of the transportation industry to transport goods over vast distances, making it an essential sector of society. When recruiting drivers to represent your company on the road and transport goods across the country, it is critical to confirm that they are capable of carrying out their duties safely and legally. [...]

By |December 13th, 2022|Background check|Comments Off on Driver Background Screening Required for Motor Carriers

When Can a Driver Be Tested for Alcohol

While consuming alcohol is legal in all US states for adults over the age of 21, it's illegal for CDL drivers to be have a breath alcohol concentration of .02 or over, while performing safety-sensitive tasks. Alcohol is known to cause an impaired sense of judgment and increased risky behavior on the road, which is [...]

By |November 4th, 2022|Alcohol, Blog, DOT Compliance|Comments Off on When Can a Driver Be Tested for Alcohol

Refusals to Test That You Are Required to Report

In a DOT drug testing program, the end of each quarter is a hectic time. This is because most of our DOT clients are regulated by the FMCSA. The FMCSA requires that each individual selected for random testing be tested in the period in which s/he is selected. At InOut Labs, we perform DOT [...]

By |October 31st, 2022|Blog, DOT Drug Testing|Comments Off on Refusals to Test That You Are Required to Report

Do Commercial Drivers Get a Drug Test After Every Accident?

The days when truck drivers would drive for 48 hours around the country on coffee and amphetamines should be long gone. This dangerous behavior is not only a bad choice, but also illegal. Since 1991 commercial driver license (CDL) holders have been subject to federally mandated drug and alcohol testing. If you are wondering whether [...]

By |October 21st, 2022|Blog, DOT Drug Testing|Comments Off on Do Commercial Drivers Get a Drug Test After Every Accident?

Is the Clearinghouse Optional?

The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (DACH) is a secure online database that enables employers, FMCSA, state law enforcement agencies, and driver licensing agencies to access real-time information about driver drug and alcohol violations. This is done to improve road safety in the US. The FMCSA Clearinghouse was launched on Jan. 6, 2020, and. as of [...]

Benefits of Using a Digitized Driver Qualification File Management Platform

The regulatory landscape in the transportation sector is changing rapidly. Amid the stringent regulatory requirements, even a small reporting or compliance mistake can land you in legal trouble and result in costly penalties. On top of that, a drop in your CSA score is sure to affect your business’s profitability. This is where a digitized [...]

Clearinghouse Monthly Report for May 2021

Registrations for the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse started on September 28, 2019. Individuals and organizations required to register with the Clearinghouse include: Commercial driver's license (CDL) holders Employers of commercial drivers Consortia/Third-Party Administrators (C/TPAs) Medical Review Officers (MROs) Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) The FMCSA issued a report in May 2021 in which it published [...]

FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Regulation

The FMCSA requires employers of commercial truck and bus drivers to register for the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The deadline for registration was January 5, 2021. Non-compliance could lead to criminal and civil lawsuits of up to $5833 for every offense. The FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse regulation went into effect on January 6, [...]

By |June 30th, 2021|DOT Compliance, FMCSA Clearinghouse|Comments Off on FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Regulation